International Course on Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Systems Biology 2017


Systems Biology is a rapidly expanding field and comprises the study of biological systems through mathematical modeling and the analysis of large volumes of biological data. In this International Course students will have the opportunity to get in touch with the theoretical foundations of Systems Biology, as well as to understand its application in studies on human hosts, pathogens and associated diseases. This course is open to any interested students, both from FIOCRUZ and external institutions. The lectures will be presented by several international experts and will cover a comprehensive content related to systems biology. All lectures will be given in English.


Dates: July 3 to July 7, 2017

Venue: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                Maria Deane auditorium - Leonidas Deane building (Building 26 in this map)

Organizing Committee: Fabricio Alves (PROCC/FIOCRUZ), Nicolas Carels (CDTS/FIOCRUZ), Floriano Paes (IOC/FIOCRUZ)


3/7 - 9 a.m. - Antonio Del Sol (University of Luxembourg): Introduction to Systems Biology - Slides
3/7 - 2 p.m. - Marcelo da Costa Gomes (FIOCRUZ): Networks in Systems Biology - Slides
4/7 - 9 a.m. - Fons Verbeek (Leiden University): Petri Net Modeling - Slides
4/7 - 2 p.m. - Márcio Argollo de Menezes (UFF): Metabolic Network Modeling
5/7 - 9 a.m. - Jack Tuszynski (University of Alberta): Systems Biology and Diseases - Slides Part 1 - Slides Part 2
5/7 - 2 p.m. - Nicolas Carels & Tatiana Tilli (FIOCRUZ): Systems Biology and Cancer - Slides Nicolas - Slides Tatiana 
6/7 - 9 a.m. - André Fujita (USP):Statistics on Biological Networks - Slides
6/7 - 2 p.m. - Jonathan Karr (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai): Whole-Cell Modeling - Slides
7/7 - 9 a.m. - Helder Nakaya (USP): Systems Immunology - Course Materials - Book Chapter
7/7 - 2 p.m. - Fabrício Alves (FIOCRUZ):Computational Modeling of Multiresistant Bacteria - Slides  
Poster Session
Abstracts for the poster sessions, describing ongoing research work on systems biology, should be submitted until June 4, 2017 (extended) to the address Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo..

The abstract should not exceed 500 words. All abstract submissions must be in English. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must include the following separate sections:

  • Background: the context and purpose of the study
  • Methods: concise description of the process by which the authors conducted the study 
  • Results: the main findings
  • Conclusions: a brief summary and potential implications
Scientific Committee
Fabricio Alves (FIOCRUZ)
Floriano Paes (FIOCRUZ)
Kele Belloze (CEFET)
Marcelo Trindade (LNCC)
Marcio Argollo (UFF)
Maria Clicia Castro (UERJ)
Nicolas Carels (FIOCRUZ)
Registrations are open for Graduate Students and Researchers. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. The candidate should send an e-mail to the address Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo. until June 30, 2017. The following information should be included in the message:
Affiliation (Institution/Laboratory/Graduate Program):
Current position (Professor/Researcher/Graduate Student):
Motivation for attending the course:
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